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11 May 2016

Kooperationen is planning its Second Conference on Community-owned Energy Cooperatives in Denmark

Event

The CICOPA Danish member Kooperationen is already planning its second conference for community-owned renewable energy cooperatives, which will be organised together with the Middelgrunden wind cooperative.

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02 May 2016

CoopBiciclot is getting bigger through the creation of Can Picó

News

Biciclot, which is a member of the Cooproute and is a bike recycling cooperative that works with people in need and offers bike tours for groups of 4 to 40 people in Barcelona, is getting bigger, thanks to the City Council supp...

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29 Apr 2016

Social economy enterprises got together at Plovdiv (Bulgaria)

News

More than 100 exhibitors from 16 countries participated in the Fifth European Fair of social economy enterprises and cooperatives in the city of Plovdiv (Bulgaria), which took place from 31 March to 3 April 2016.

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11 Apr 2016

Declaration on migrants and refugees

Position paper

The gravest migration and humanitarian crisis in Europe since World War II and other serious challenges migrants are facing all over the world have urged cooperatives in industry and services, -which are people-centred enterpri...

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11 Apr 2016

The “Koperattiva Għawdxija tal-Bizzilla u Artiġjanat”, a cooperative example of women working together in Gozo (Malta) to improve their lives

News

The “Koperattiva Ghawdxija tal-Bizzilla u Artigjanat”, is a cooperative that consists of 16 members, who are all women. They are lace-makers, living in Gozo, and provide the local market with high quality hand-made...

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10 Apr 2016

Work Together - April 2016

Publication

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31 Mar 2016

Responsible Construction Worker Cooperatives in the Construction sector launch their CSR label

News

Several cooperative and participative enterprises in the French construction sector will soon be able to display the Worker Cooperatives BTP (Construction and Public Works) label on all of their documents. This label has been g...

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21 Mar 2016

Italian cooperatives lead the way in helping workers strike a good work-life balance

News

Italian cooperatives accord priority to the integration of women in the labour market. Not only are 61% of their employees women, 23.6% of them hold top level positions (26% including positions of responsibility in the manageme...

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05 Feb 2016

CECOP welcomes GUE/NGL commitment to place Social and Solidarity Economy at the heart of the new European project

Press release

More than 200 people participated in the European Forum on Social and Solidarity Economy, “Transforming the economic and cultural paradigms”, held on 28 January in the European Parliament. The Forum, which was organized by the Eur...

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27 Jan 2016

18/03 : CECOP Board

Event

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26 Jan 2016

31/03 - 3/04 : 5th European Forum on Social Entrepreneurship

Event

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28 Dec 2015

November/December issue of Work Together is out!

Publication

The November/December issue of the magazine ‪Work Together‬ sharing the latest news on cooperatives active in industry and services worldwide is out! Specific articles are focused on European issues such as the latest informati...

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14 Dec 2015

Social agriculture: social cooperatives in Italy fostering territorial cohesion and development

News

Social innovation in Italy is making a difference, even in agriculture. Multiple experiences of social agriculture have “sprouted" around the country. Those initiatives closely connect agriculture with the local welf...

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09 Dec 2015

Juan Antonio Pedreño, representative of the Spanish worker cooperative federation, elected president of Social Economy Europe

Press release

Juan Antonio Pedreño, President of the Spanish worker cooperative confederation (COCETA) and of CEPES, the Spanish business confederation of social economy, was unanimously elected President of Social Economy Europe for...

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08 Dec 2015

Council adopts conclusions on social economy: a historic commitment for the Member States

Press release

On Monday 7th of December, the European ministers in charge of employment and social affairs met to discuss the development of the social economy in the framework of the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Council (E...

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07 Dec 2015

In Italy, 4 out of 10 women are at the helm of social cooperatives

News

The cooperative is among the types of company that has the highest number of women in senior positions in Italy: 23% versus 16% in other types of companies. The average of cooperatives managed by women has increased by 5% from...

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14 Nov 2015

WORKING TOGETHER FOR A COOPERATIVE FUTURE, young cooperators worldwide share their story

Video

A video created in a collaborative manner that shares the experiences, challenges and motivations of young cooperators in 9 worker and social cooperatives from 9 countries worldwide, including 4 European examples. CICOPA, the i...

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14 Nov 2015

A new video about Young cooperators in the world: 4 European examples

Video

Precarious work, not in line with their studies, a lack of independence…According to the latest numbers from the OECD, at least 75 million youths in the world are unemployed, while others are now creating tools to decide...

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28 Oct 2015

Back to school for social cooperatives!

Event

Thirty cooperators from different parts of Europe met in Milan on 11th of October to take part at the first edition of Social Cooperatives and Social Enterprises International School. The school focused on social innovation and...

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27 Oct 2015

A teaching toolkit to explain worker and social cooperatives in France

News

Raise your hand if you were taught about cooperatives in school? Until now, it was almost easier to discover them during your stay in kindergarten and primary school, with the school cooperatives, than during your higher educat...

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